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“I owe more than I’ll ever be able to pay forward when it comes to mentoring, coaching and influence,” says Thomas H. Douglas, CEO of JMark Business Solutions. Douglas says he had several …

“We would really like to be able to source all of our ingredients locally, but we’re gonna have to build up to that and have a better understanding of the seasonal availability of everything that …

Brad Thomas, President of Silver Dollar City Attractions says there are a number of educators who mentored and encouraged him to keep going in difficult times. “Those little words are significant …

“We have been looking for something to do together and escape the rat race of the corporate world for sometime now,” says Curtis Marshall, who co-owns Tie and Timber Beer Company with Jennifer …

Austin O’Reilly, owner and founder of Dynamic DNA Laboratories, shares philosophies that have helped him be a better entrepreneur and person. O’Reilly says you should strive to reduce baseline …

“External-facing systems are always the jumping off point,” says Dallas Nash, Senior Regional Manager with Dell. Whether it’s your business or home, the more connectivity you have, the greater …

 Katie Baker, owner of The Gracious Plate, says she started her locally-sourced, meal-prep business at the worst possible time. Baker opened in January when there wasn’t much variety of locally …

Ashley Tate, Owner of Sugar’s Pies and Sundries, had been working a number of side jobs, but decided to focus on her love of baking. Tate says she had already been baking for holidays and …

Do you have different recruitment and retention strategies for different division in your workforce? Emily Pitts, Principal, Inclusion & Diversity with Edward Jones says they have overarching …

“Fostering a culture of innovation, to me, starts with leadership. You have to have leadership in a company that is willing to push people beyond where they’re comfortable,” says Jeremy …

“A good mentor doesn’t always have the answers you want, but they’ll always ask the right questions,” says Mickey Moore, CEO of Tomo Drug Testing. Moore says his father-in-law helped teach …

Matt Harrison and Cari Harrison, Co-owners of Frisco Bicycle Rentals, Sales & Service, put a lot of sweat equity into their startup. They did most of the work themselves, including plans for an …

Brenda Jackson, Director of Business Development for Grooms Office Environments, had owned her own business for fifteen years when she decided to analyze her career. “I either was going to finish …

“I think like any new business, it’s a matter of just building it a little bit at a time and word of mouth, again, being the best thing that can get out and happen for you,” says John Twomey, …

“Get out of the mindset that time controls you. You can take control of your time," Marlene Chism, author, consultant and expert on stopping workplace drama. Chism has a couple tips to help you …

“I honestly think marketing axe throwing, just because it’s such an unusual, different activity — I think it’s fairly easy to market it,” says Tom Jennings, who co-owns TommyHawks Axe House …

“I think, for better or for worse, a lot of tech companies are almost too heavily reliant on the data, and sometimes don’t necessarily always apply that gut,” says Kirsten Miller, Compliance …

Growing your company is good. Or is it? There are five things to consider when assessing if a growth opportunity will help or hinder your company according to Summer Massey, Loan Manager at Arvest …

David San Paolo, co-owner of Redneck Nutz, says when they built their website, they thought customers would flock to it. When their orders were less than expected, they decided to try selling their …

Success can result in your business or nonprofit growing faster than anticipated, creating new problems to solve. “We had great growth and the growing pains were really difficult,” says Amy …

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